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Articles from the May 29, 2019 edition

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Memorial Day honors Veterans, past and present

Memorial Day services were held all across Blaine County on Monday. Above: Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Tim Gaurdipee speaks at the Memorial Day at Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Gaurdipee spoke of the...

 By Kody Farmer    News    May 29, 2019

Decoration Day began following the Civil War Now we refer to it as Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. The day became an official holiday in 1971 but its roots go back more than a 150 years. The Civil War claimed the lives of more than 620,000 Americans and maimed several hundred thousand more. It...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 29, 2019

Cheers to Years of Experience Shared in Life Skills Unit

To keep her English 10 students at Chinook High School engaged during the final days of the school year and to close learning gaps as students grow towards career, college, and community readiness,...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 29, 2019

NILE Merit Heifer Program

The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) originated as an idea from the livestock committee of the Billings Chamber of Commerce in 1966. In 1967 the Public Auction Yards hosted an event to showcase the region’s vast livestock...


State and local health officials encourage safe and healthy swimming this summer

Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), along with local health authorities, want to remind...


Account set up at Finley's to help Powell Family

There has been an account sent up at Finley’s Food Farm for the family of Owen Powell to help pay for the funeral reception. That will cover the meat , buns and anything else that we may need. If you are wanting to help, this would be a great way...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 29, 2019

Fourth Graders Display Learning at State Projects Fair

On May 22, the fourth graders at Meadowlark Elementary put their learning on display in a State Projects Fair. Each fourth grade student researched a state, and Wednesday's fair provided an...

 By Anita Reed    News    May 29, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

On last weeks news, Melanie Watkins was left off of the Graduating Seniors list. Our apologies to Melanie and her family. Loretta and Wally Beck attended Cooper Grabofsky’s Kindergarten graduation at the Turner School Monday afternoon. Susan...


Owen Jacob Powell

Owen Jacob Powell, 20, passed away on May 22nd 2019 in Chinook Montana. Owen was born on June 27, 1998 to Zane and Jeannie Powell in Havre Montana. He attended Zurich Elementary and then graduated... Full story


Darla Kaye Cole Crowe

Darla Kaye Cole Crowe left us to be with her father on January 14, 2019 at her residence in Sierra Vista, Arizona with her husband, mother and 2 brothers by her side. Darla was born on July 8, 1969... Full story


Shirley Ann Nicholson White

Shirley Ann Nicholson White went to be with the lord suddenly on May 17, 2019 at the Billings Clinic from natural causes. Rosary was Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Mission, Hays, MT.... Full story


Richard "Dick" Cecrle

Richard "Dick" Cecrle,70 of Big Sandy passed away January 28, 2019 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Big... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    May 29, 2019

Making Art Accessible

Michelle Summers, a professional artist originally from Portland, Oregon, who currently serves as a resident artist with the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, presented an art program to...


Harlem Library

The regular meeting of the library board of trustees is held today, May 29, at 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room. The Summer Reading Program kicks off tonight with “The Universe of Stories” Family Fun Night. Children from Preschool through...


BlaineCounty Library

Now that school is out kids can start participating in the Summer Reading Program. Our Summer Reading Programs will officially kick off Monday June 3, 2019. But kids can start reading anytime. We have fun programs and events for children of all...


Harlem Senior Center

Thank you: Charlie and Kay Brekke for the tablecloths, plates and napkins for the Memorial Day potluck. Jerry Schmitt for mowing the lawn. Dale and Vonnie Klungland, for decorating for the Memorial Tree. Events you don’t want to miss: May 29th -...


Document the Drought: USDA U.S. Drought Monitor Offers Producers a Voice to Report Drought Impacts

MONTANA FSA MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER The U.S. Drought Monitor’s reporting feature offers producers an opportunity to submit drought impact and condition reports. The USDA, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the...

 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 29, 2019

South of the Border: "Walking from Whitlash to a foreign country"

South of the Border, Column No. 15 Columnist's note: My wife and I have lived in Whitlash since mid-December, 2018. Living only six miles from Canada our intent was to visit our northern neighbors as...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 29, 2019

Bicycles and Certificates Award Behavior

At the Meadowlark Elementary School's end of year assembly held on Friday, May 24, fourteen fortunate students wearing helmets donated by First Bank rode off on bicycles donated by American Garage....

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    May 29, 2019

Lawrence wins 3,200 Meters at State B, Cichosz, Hanson earn All-State Honors

Blaine County was well represented at the Class B and C State Track and Field Meets this past weekend. 25 local athletes made the trek to Kalispell and Laurel to compete with the states best in their...


Keep your distance from young or injured wildlife

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP advises against this practice for several reasons. The agency does not accept, hold or rehabilitate deer and elk...


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